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his uncle lives in caramel, parents live in san diego. we have reports from both locations. we begin with christine, who has more on the background of this ph.d. student. >> reporter: he graduated from west view high school in 2006. he lived just a few blocks away from the school, where a long time neighbor today remembered him as quiet and smart. >> i feel so bad for his parents. they're just really nice folk. i feel terrible for these victims and my feeling is what happened? >> first time i thought about it, found out it was him, it was just expletives. oh, my god. i can't believe this happened. >> reporter: another neighbor said the holmes family was nice and outstanding. >> breaks my heart. >> reporter: holmes left san diego after high school attending the university of california in river side about 90 miles north o the city. the university confirms he graduated with a neuroscience degree in 2010.
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holmes' mother arlene still lives in the home. holmes father robert left the home escorted by police. >> as you can understand, the holmes family is very upset about all of this. it's a tragic event and it's taken everyone by surprise. >> that was christine haas from san diego. the hours and days to come, we will be discovering a lot more about james holmes. he went to colorado and was in the process of dropping out of the neuroscience department at the university of colorado in which he enrolled in june of last year. the university would not say if any particular event led to his withdrawal. police say he bought the four weapons legally in the past three months. those weapons were used in this shooting in aurora. >> we tracked down holmes' uncle in caramel. kimber kimberly? >> reporter: his uncle this came
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as a surprise to him as well and still seems surreal. we talked to holmes, he says he only knew his nephew when they would occasionally see each other during the holidays. they weren't very close, despite them having the same name. we were able to talk to him briefly. he did not want to talk to us on camera, but this is what else he had to say. the the uncle of 24-year-old james holmes, the suspect in the deadly shooting in colorado, did not want to talk to us on camera, telling nbc bay area, he's still trying to come to terms with what happened. despite holmes being the uncle's name sake, he says they were not close an only say each other sometimes during the holidays. holmes' uncle describes the student as an unassuming guy who the family calls jimmy. he says he found out about the shooting through an early
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morning phone call and says he has talked to his mothbrother, father of the suspect. holmes' uncle seemed upset about what happened, but it appears there is nothing according to him, that sent up red flags before this incident. >> thank you. as you can imagine, the emotion from the the survivors is raw and overwhelming. this is a young mother who described to us the chaos at the theatre. >> there was a moment where the shooting stopped and i saw people running and that moment, i just grabbed the baby and i just grabbed my daughter and just got her out as fast as i could and ran out. i didn't turn around, didn't look behind me, i just got out and there was a moment where my daughter -- and i just held her up and just thinking we've got to get out. i've just got to get out. just get my kids out of here.
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it was just so horrible. >> and you can see that baby is resting and doing just fine. the the children and her husband were uninjured. that young mother suffered minor wounds. >> and because of this tragedy, you can expect to see increased security at movie theatres across the bay area. arturo is live in san jose with more. >> reporter: we've been here at century theatres 21, 22 and 23 for most of the afternoon and we have not seen anything that would constitute extra police patrol. people who have been coming in and out of the theatre tell me that inside, there's nothing out of the ordinary, but there is something that is being done about more security at movie theatres in the bay area. people are still going to see t dark knight rises. >> i don't think that's going to happen. i think that's just a random,
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deranged person. still looking forward to seeing the movie. >> reporter: a handful of police agencies are concerned about copy cats. they plan to increase patrols include san mateo, san francisco and oakland. >> we are concerned. we do have extra patrols. we have patrol from the time the movie starts. >> reporter: oakland police chief howard jordan says the department the concerned about costumes. the gunman wore body armor and a gas mask, but blended in with other fans in costume. >> i know that was one of the other reasons why the person wasn't recognized in colorado. work with theatre owners to make sure we have some level of understanding of what type of clothing they are going to aloe people to wear. >> reporter: he's trying to figure out how the gunman is trying to get in and out of the emergency exits. >> as soon as you open the door, at least when i worked at one,
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the alarm goes off and you have to come in and manually reset it. it's not like you can really sneak in or out without the people know iing. >> reporter: security at the theatre may not be a priority for most moviegoers, but the shooting in colorado will be on their minds. >> you live and you learn. >> reporter: what are you going to do when you sit down? >> just keep an eye out, really. you can't stop living. >> reporter: now, every century movie theatre that i walked in to inquire about their security measures referred me to their corporate office in texas, in which case, my calls have not been returned. as for amc theatres, their voice mail has been full all day long. >> thank you. while the cinemark movie theatre released this statement, we are deeply saddened, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and loved
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ones and warner brother, who made the movie, released this statement saying quote, warner brothers is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. we extend our sincere se sympathies. >> 13 years ago and less than 20 miles away was another dark day for colorado and the country. this movie theatre in aurora is just down the road from littleton, the site of the bloody columbine high school massacre. i was there that day and stayed in denver that week covering the story. 13 people died .d the way the country deals with security. >> back then, witnesses of the columbine tranl tragedy shared their stories with tv crews, this time, giving the world an
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almost realtime glimpse of the cha chaos. one denver woman tweeted, shots fireded in the theatre. youtube shots showed -- covered in blood. one man who said he was shot posted a picture of a t-shirt with a bullet hole in it. he wrote quote, i am one of the 50 wounded in the shooting. my thoughts go out to those less fortunate, end quote. another person who was working in a nearby hospital detail eed the timeline as victims streams in. >> we have continuous coverage on nbcbayarea.com. just click on the complete coverage link on the upper left hand corner and you'll be directed to a page with reaction
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and then brian will join us in about 20 minutes for a special edition of "nightly news" from colorado and ann curry late they are evening will host a two-hour "dateline" at 9:00. back here at home, we have developing news right now. al hazmat teams are investigating a mysterious substance. at three of the police departments, the substance was inside an envelope. we've learned it is not dangero dangerous, but what it is and who left it there is unknown at this time. and a story in colorado once again, just ahead, talking to your kids about this tragedy. we'll have simple steps you might want to consider. >> then, the shooting's impact on the campaign trial. learn why one prominent politician is criticizing both the president and governor romney.
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>> plus, same-sex marriage. social media and chicken. coming up, how a silicon valley start-up is taking on a national chain over politics. and tracking some warming temperatures around the bay area today. you can see more 90s showing up in our inland valleys and that's kind of a sneak preview of things to come. as the low clouds start to go away, we're going to see temperatures soaring into the upper 90s.
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expected to be a day of pointed personal attacks on the presidential campaign trail. instead, condolences from both candidates to victims of the colorado massacre. >> the tragedy that reminds us
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of all the ways that we are united as one american family. >> this is a time for each of us to look into our hearts and remember how much we love one another. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg had sharp words for the president and mr. romney, saying soothing words are nice, but both leaders are short on details. >> just got to stop. and instead of the two people, president obama and governor romney, talking in broad things about they want to make the world a better place, okay, tell us how. and this is a real problem. >> in term of dealing with your kids during a story like this, a psychologist who spoke with nbc news made the following suggestions. limit your kid's exposure to television and internet coverage, limit the details with them. emphasize that every day activities like going to the movies this weekend, b are safe.
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moving on to other news, a case of silicon valley technology being used in the fight for same-sex marriage. the target, a national restaurant chain. scott budman is here with the story. >> chick-fil-a is moving into the bay area and earlier this week, it was learned that the chain's chief executive believes gay marriage should not be legalized. it has some firing up their browsers to raise money to protest. as chick-fil-a moves into the area with this one set to especially open and another planned for mountain view, opponents are taking to the internet, putting their money where their politics are, raising $1,000 to file an appeal to mountain view's plan to let chick-fil-a in. >> people to get together and state their views, in the past, you drive, maybe something you can really it more effectively. >> reporter: the money was raised in less than a day on we
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pay, a start-up based just a few miles from the proposed restaurant's site. >> we have gotten the the reputation for being a super easy way for anybody to accept payments online. ease of use is particularly important for people who want to get up and running. >> reporter: thanks to social media, the money poured in. one of the reasons people are choosing companies like we pay. >> it's particularly, a, using our product in a way we intended it to be used and choosing our product over others and b, supporting a cause that resognates within the company. >> reporter: helping individuals take on national companies. i spoke to chick-fil-a's public relations department. the company did not have a comment other than to say it will in the future lead the debate to the government and in the political arena.
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that music means only one thing, the olympics and the countdown clock. we are just one week away from the opening ceremony in london. just follow the flame. the olympic torch arrives in the host city with some british flare. a royal marine repelled with that torch from a helicopter to the tower of london. pretty amazing sight. the event took place at the fitting hour of 2012 london time. after it arrived at the tour, runner kelly holmes who took gold in athens, carried the porch. and another question, will it rain? that's one of the big questions, actually. not om for the athletes, but for the fans cht throughout the summer, you might have heard, the weather in london has been well, dreadful. but after weeks of great skies and rain, the olympic gods are clearing the skies, at least for now. forecasters say there's a good chance of dry weather for the opening ceremony a week from tonight, but if you've ever been
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to london, you know the weather seems to change by the hour. >> our forecast here, warming up. hi, rob. >> the weather here looks pretty good and our eyes obviously on london. especially raj. he should be on a plane. we're looking at temperatures in london actually coming up. we're going to see 70s coming around london through the weekend, so here's some good news. short-term, it looks warmer and dry there. a little bit of midweek showers and next friday, it looks like clearing skies for the opening ceremony next friday. around the bay area, things have heated up. you can see low 90s inland, the first day of real heat coming back to the forecast. sea breeze blowing pretty good. the main effect of the next few days is 80s to upper 90s inland. tomorrow looks to be the hottest day. you going to see numbers in the upper 90s tomorrow and a hot finish to the weekend except on
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the coast and around the bay where the fog and low clouds are going to linger a bit. now, we did have some low clouds start the day. you can see the clearing we're starting to see around the coastline and when you see that working its way down the coast like that, usually a sign we've got some high pressure building in. it's like a hair drier mixing down into that coastal fog, so inland spots tomorrow, mostly 90s. out towards livermore, pleasonton. also down towards morgan hill, you'll see the jump in temperatures as you see the numbers climbing up to the mid-90s. so tomorrow morning, we'll see fog on the coast, down towards santa cruz, but quickly tomorrow and more quickly than we saw today, we should see clearing skies and a pretty decent day. if you're going to head down highway 17, should see some upper 70s and near 80 degrees tomorrow, so very comfortable there on the coast and there you see the clouds staying out of the picture through the evening
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tomorrow. so tonight, it will be a cool night, especially the north bay, some upper 40s there. lows to mid-50s around the rest of the the bay area and tomorrow, you'll see the temperatures climbing up. today, we got some low 90s. tomorrow, 97 on the board there. if it gets closer to the water, you're cooling off a bit. up to 98, livermore, pleasonton, you'll see the toasty temperatures and another spread of temperatures going from the 80s and 70s an further inland, you should see numbers in the low 90s tomorrow. so the heat is going to stick around to the north and east bay. straight on through the weekend. probably don't notice the cooldown there, but as you pass monday and tuesday, here comes the real cooling. another big drop. almost like we had this week where we had the cool temperatures to start the week and then things warming up to start the weekend. we got the hot weekend now and
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first half of next week, we'll be clearing down. clear skies in the forecast for london. >> this time next friday. i should just say here. >> you've got to bring the sunshine over to london. >> i'll bring some in the suitcase. coming up, a big decision in the case of a south bay man cleared of beating a priest he says abused him.
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an accused gang member appeared in a san francisco courtroom facing triple murder charges in the deaths of a father and his two sons. a judge set bail at $5 million for the 31-year-old, who was arrested in north carolina on july 9th. prosecutors say reyes is the coconspirator in the deaths back in 2008. investigators say reyes and edwin ramos, both members of the street gang, killed them after mistaking them for gang members.
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his wife was in court today and spoke to us after the hearing. we weren't showing her face because she is now in a witness protection program. >> oh, my god. i have a lot of emotions and a lot of just anger. and a lot of pain. and it just hurts to see somebody else was out there that hurt my family. >> reyes is scheduled to be back in court on tuesday to enter a plea. the district attorney made it official today. william lynch, the man acquitted on charges, will not be recharged. he was accused of attacking linder. he claims the priest molested him and his brother decades ago. earlier this month, they found him -- even though lynch admitted to attacking the
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father. and a major break in the shooting of an oakland toddler. authorities say they are connected to a notorious gang linked to dozens of shooting. the 2-year-old was shot when someone opened fire on a crowd filming a rap video. the youngest suspect is only 16 years old. an update to our developing news, a mysterious white substance uncovered at several police departments. ♪ [ male announcer ] for our families... our neighbors... and our communities... america's beverage companies have created a wide range of new choices. developing smaller portion sizes and more low- & no-calorie beverages... adding clear calorie labels so you know exactly what you're choosing... and in schools, replacing full-calorie soft drinks
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with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering.
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an update to our developing local story. four east bay police departments were sent envelopes with a mysterious white powder. this afternoon, the substance was deemed not harmful and our
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coverage continues with brian williams in aurora. good night.
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without warning, one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history inside a sold out movie theater here in aurora, colorado. the shock waves from here being felt across the country and around the world. felt across the country and around the world. nbc "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television good evening. it's one of those huge multi-plex theaters in this community the same kind all of us go to, the same kind you can find in just about every

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